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Matt Smith and Lily James - American actor and now director Ryan Gosling was spotted out with actress Lily James and actor Matt Smith as they enjoyed the nightlife in Mayfair, London, United Kingdom - Friday 10th April 2015

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Matt Smith - Ryan Gosling and Matt Smith at the Curzon cinema in Chelsea - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 9th April 2015

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Ryan Gosling, Matt Smith and Edith Bowman - Writer and Director of new film 'Lost River' Ryan Gosling along with one of the stars of the film Matt Smith were photographed as they attended a Q&A session at the Apple store, to promote the film in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th April 2015

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Ryan Gosling, Matt Smith and Edith Bowman

Matt Smith and Lily James - Celebrities attend a private viewing of 'The Top Ten' by artist Hayden Kays at The Cob Gallery - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 2nd April 2015

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Matthew Smith - Reality TV Awards Nominations in Hollywood at The Parlor - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 26th March 2015

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Matt Smith and Laura Jayne Smith - 'Cinderella' UK Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th March 2015

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Laura Jayne Smith and Matt Smith - Shots of a host of stars as they arrived and took to the red carpet for the UK Premiere of 'Cinderella' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th March 2015

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Laura Jayne Smith and Matt Smith

Matt Smith and Laura Jayne Smith - Shots of a host of stars as they arrived and took to the red carpet for the UK Premiere of 'Cinderella' which was held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th March 2015

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Matt Smith and Laura Jayne Smith

Celebrities arrive at Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone

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Matt Smith - Glastonbury Festival 2014 - Celebrity sightings and atmosphere - Day 4 - Glastonbury, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th June 2014

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Matt Smith - The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Lost River' - Photocall - Cannes, France - Tuesday 20th May 2014

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A Week In News: Beyonce's Back, 12 Years A Slave Burns Brighter, Tila Tequila Announces Nazi Sympathies


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Beyoncé Unveils Pre-Christmas Surprise: Beyoncé Knowles has dropped an entire album of new material suddenly and unexpectedly, somehow accomplishing the astonishing task of managing to evade those who seek to leak new pop albums. The singer dropped BEYONCÉ with its 14 new songs plus 17 music videos on iTunes after stating she was "bored" of the traditional way of releasing music. Find out more here.

Paul Walker Wreckage Thieves Charged: In a frankly unbelievable story of crime that rocked not only the grieving family and friends of the late Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker but Hollywood too, two thieves attempted to steal parts from the Porsche car that the actor and driver Roger Rodas died in. Jameson Witty, who bragged about his theft on Instagram, and Anthony Janow face charges of one felony count of grand theft of personal property and two misdemeanor counts of destroying evidence as well as delaying a police officer. Read the full story here.

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Peter Capaldi Set To Herald Change For Dr. Who, Jenna Coleman Says


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Younger Dr. Who fans probably didn’t know who Peter Capaldi was when he was announced as the next Doctor; older fans probably thought he was inappropriate due to his florid language on The Thick of It, and everyone in-between thought it was a great decision.

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But whatever your thoughts on the 55-year-old, Glasgow-born actor’s appointment, your beloved Doctor is set to face some changes, as his hearty sidekick Jenna Coleman explains in an interview with Digital Spy.

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Doctor Who Christmas Day Trailer Released: Explosions, Aliens And A Destiny Fulfilled [Trailer + Pictures]


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The time is nigh: current Doctor Who timelord Matt Smith will prepare to meet his maker in Christmas Day's eagerly-anticipated special episode of the BBC sci-fi drama. On December 25th we'll see Smith hand over the sonic screwdriver to new Doctor Peter Capaldi but the technicalities of the change-over are driving Whovians crazy.

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It May Be Christmas On Earth But There Are Still Monsters To Battle For The Doctor.

There's still the question of whether Smith in in fact the 12th, and possibly final Doctor. It was initially thought that Smith was the 11th Doctor but John Hurt's Doctor is rumoured to be the ninth, making Smith the 12th. This set fans abuzz will speculation regarding the Doctor's purported 12 regeneration limit.

Continue reading: Doctor Who Christmas Day Trailer Released: Explosions, Aliens And A Destiny Fulfilled [Trailer + Pictures]

A Week In News: Ian Watkins Trial, AMAs Triumph And A Beloved Pet Dies


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Ian Watkins will be charged

Ian Watkins Trial: It's a shame we have to start with this one but little else has seen the headlines all week. The disgraced former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, 36, describing himself as a "determined and committed paedophile" in the ongoing court case, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted rape and 12 other offences including sexual assault and taking, making and distributing indecent images of children.

What's more, innocent parties including Alexa Chung, Fearne Cotton and Ian "H" Watkins from Steps have been dragged into the reporting. Peaches Geldof has received stern criticism after she shared the names of the women who let Watkins abuse their children.

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Doctor Who 'The Time Of The Doctor' Christmas Day Special Teasing Promos Released [Trailer]


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It's just under a month until Christmas Day and as a result we've been sent a sniff of the eagerly awaited Doctor Who Christmas Day special to really whet our appetites until December 25th's big reveal. We already know that the episode, mysteriously titled 'The Time of the Doctor,' will see Matt Smith's Doctor pass on the baton to Peter Capaldi's for the new season but we hear the show's writers have some pretty big surprises in store.

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Cybermen & Snow: The Doctor Who Christmas Special Is Set To Be A Stonker.

The newly released teaser from the BBC is only 10 seconds long meaning the plot of the Christmas Day episode is still very much cloaked in mystery but the trailer gives a doomy vibe along with the message "Silence Will Fall."

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New Time Lord Assistant? Orla Brady To Star In Doctor Who Final Matt Smith Episode


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Actress Orla Brady will star in the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Day special, it has been confirmed by Digital Spy. The Irish actress, known for her role in Fringe, will star alongside Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman in Smith's last ever episode and regeneration into Peter Capaldi's Doctor.

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Orla Brady Will Play A Part In The 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special.

Apparently, "Brady's character is someone from the Doctor's past, with the plot of the festive episode revolving around her." The plot of the Christmas Day episode is still very much cloaked in mystery but a newly released teaser gives a doomy vibe along with the message "Silence Will Fall." In the episode, Matt Smith will hand over the Doctor baton to Peter Capaldi, who will play the 12th Timelord.

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Doctor Who 'The Day Of The Doctor' Draws Millions For 50th Anniversary Special


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Saturday night's long-awaited Doctor Who 50th anniversary feature-length special has come and gone, leaving the BBC sci-fi show with an aftertaste of success as the similarly landmark ratings begin to make headlines. Outgoing Doctor Matt Smith was joined by other incarnations of the Doctor, including David Tennant, John Hurt and Peter Capaldi, as Whovians were gifted with a breakneck storyline, the likes of which have never been seen before on the show.

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'The Day Of The Doctor' Netted An Impressive Audience.

'The Day of the Doctor' soared ahead of ITV's The X Factor in ratings with an impressive average of 10.2 million during its 75 minute duration, peaking with 10.61 million viewers, compared to the talent contest's 7.7 million. However, Doctor Who did not manage to beat the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing which peaked at 11.7 million viewers with 10.6m average, according to BBC News.

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Top Five: 50 Years Of Doctor Who, Twelve Doctors, Five Favorites


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Today is Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, in case you hadn’t noticed by the Google Doodle and pretty much everyone online talking about it non-stop for the past month or so. It is also another day closer to Matt Smith’s departure with this year’s Christmas special. In the spirit of celebrating both the show and Smith’s place in its illustrious history, we’ve compiled a brief list of the most memorable Doctors in DW history, to see where Smith ranks among them.

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Excited about the anniversary? You should be.

5. This spot is often given to Peter Davison, aka The Fifth Doctor. His hiring at the time was somewhat controversial, since he is the youngest actor (besides Matt Smith himself) to take on the part of the centuries-old Time Lord. We’ve got to give it to Davison, however. He did create a complex character and was really adept at portraying the Doctor’s internal conflict. Fifth place it is.

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Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Colman - The Dr Who Official 50th Celebration at the Excel in London - London, United Kingdom - Friday 22nd November 2013

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Heads Up, Geeks! Doctor Who's Matt Smith Rumored To Be Involved In Star Wars: Episode VII


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Matt Smith is stepping down from his Doctor Who reign this Christmas (in case you hadn’t heard), which opens up a realm of other possibilities for the 31-year-old star. Rumor has it that among those is – now don’t get overly excited, Whovians – a part in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. Now that would be one geek crossover to rule them all obviously, however nothing has been confirmed at this point.

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Wonder where Smith would fit in with 'Episode VII'?

According to a “fairly well-placed source” speaking for Bleeding Cool, Smith went in for a meeting with JJ Abrams and George Lucas. However, that’s where the information ends. The source didn’t know whether the meeting was an audition, a screen test or just a talk, but the possibility alone was enough to set tongues wagging across the deepest, darkest, nerdiest reaches of the internet.

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Doctor Who Dalek Breaches Buckingham Palace Security For 50th Anniversary


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Buckingham Palace was held under siege by Daleks today. Well sort of: scores of Doctor Who actors and guests attended a very special 50th birthday celebration of the BBC sci-fi show ahead of this coming weekend's hotly anticipated anniversary episode.

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'The Day Of The Doctor' Will Celebrate 50 Years Of 'Doctor Who.'

DW stars new and old joined the Countess of Wessex at the palace for a royal party. Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Matt Smith and John Hurt arrived to defend the palace from daleks with current and former assistant Jenna-louise Coleman and Catherine Tate.

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Doctor Who: 'The Day Of The Doctor' Air Date, New Pictures & Trailer News [Pictures]


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The countdown to the 23rd November has officially begun as the air date for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, 'The Day of The Doctor,' has been announced. It has also been announced that the first official trailer will air this Saturday night (9th Nov.) to really whip up some fan anticipation before the big day.

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We've already been teased with a minute long trailer that takes us through the five decades worth of Doctors and their assistants who are shown frozen in time whilst Matt Smith narrates. However, the new trailer will give a closer look at what to expect in the upcoming one-off special and will be shown on BBC1 from 8pm in the UK this coming Saturday.

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Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Trailer Is A Trip Down Memory Lane


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As we approach the 50th anniversary of Dr. Who, a special episode looms. It won’t hit TVs until the end of November, but the BBC have decided to take fans of the sci-fi drama on a journey of nostalgia, releasing a trailer featuring each and every incarnation of the iconic role.

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William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and the latest Doctor, Matt Smith all feature. Smith, of course, is leaving the show soon, with Peter Capaldi stepping in to fill his dream role.

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New Doctor Who Peter Capaldi Goes Shopping For His Own Timelord Wardrobe


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As soon as the news that Peter Capaldi would play the new Doctor Who was announced, fans immediately began to try to envisage what the new Doctor would sound like, act like, and most importantly, wear.

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This Would Be The Perfect, Distinctive Look.

Clothes are a key distinguishing feature for any timelord, whether it's Matt Smith's bow tie, David Tennant's Converse trainers, Christopher Ecclestone's leather jacket, Peter Davison's cricket jumper, or Tom Baker's multi-coloured scarf. Every Doctor must have his own quirky detail that sets him apart from the rest.

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Doctor Who Star Matt Smith Set To Star In Stage Musical Adaptation Of 'American Psycho'


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As the lead in the long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who, Matt Smith is probably one of the most British actors most people can think of, and yet the actor has landed the lead in American Psycho, the musical, the Daily Mail reports. 30-year-old Smith began rehearsals for the musical adaptation of the infamous Bret Easton Ellis novel.

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Can Smith pull off the sociopath look?

Fresh off wrapping his final scenes as the 11th Doctor (sad times, we know) will play Patrick Bateman – a fictional Wall Street investment banker from the 80s, who is also secretly a serial killer. The role of Bateman, who engages in twisted and sadistic crimes in his spare time, has previously been played to perfection by Christian Bale in the 2000 movie adaptation. Now Matt Smith will take on the challenge on stage at London’s Almeida Theatre, starting from December – about the same time, when Peter Capaldi will take over from Smith as the twelfth Doctor on the popular series.

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Matt Smith To Play 'American Psycho's' Patrick Bateman In New Musical


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Matt Smith will be flexing an entirely different set of acting muscles to that of his Doctor Who days when he takes on the character of Patrick Bateman in the musical version of American Psycho. The 30-year-old actor begins rehearsals today – Mon October, 2013 – for the role.

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“It’s a damn difficult role to pull off and Smith has charm and the acting chops to do it”, a source close to the production told the Daily Mail. “It’s bold casting and brave for Smith to take it on”, the source added.

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Dr Who 50th Anniversary Special To Mark Arrival Of The New And Return Of The Old


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Dr Who's 50th anniversary is approaching and the BBC have revealed the title and length of the special, along with a full programme of special guests and celebrity appearances.

BBC announced today (Sept 10) that the 50th anniversary show will be called 'The Day of The Doctor', starring the departing Matt Smith alongside Jenna Colman as well as seeing the return of their predecessors, David Tennant and Billie Piper. A special appearance will be made by British Legend John Hurt as a previous incarnation of the Doctor.

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David Tennant and Jenna Coleman filming th final scenes for Dr Who's christmas special

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Matt Smith and Jenna Louise Coleman - Dr Who Christmas Special in Cardiff, Matt Smith wears a wig as he has very short hair from a hollywood movie he shot recently. - Cardiff, United Kingdom - Tuesday 10th September 2013

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Matt Smith - GQ Men of the Year Awards held at the Royal Opera House - Departures - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 3rd September 2013

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Matt Smith and guest - GQ Men of the Year Awards held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 3rd September 2013

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Peter Capaldi: Twitter Explodes In Welcome For New Doctor Who


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Hoardes tuned in to the BBC last night (4th August) to watch Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor and be the first to hear the news. Peter Capaldi was finally unveiled after plenty of hype, reminiscing and dry ice. The 55-year-old new Doctor, famous for his role as the profanity-prone Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It, walked out onstage to a storm of applause and seemed slightly bewildered by it all.

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Let's All Hope He Keeps That Fabulous 'Tache!

Well, the Doctor's still white and male, so no major changes there, despite betting and predictions, but Capaldi will represent an older generation than the previous three Doctors, harking back to the original TV series where the Whos were slightly more aged gentlemen than David Tennant or Matt Smith. Keen eyes will have already noticed that Capaldi, a DW fan himself, has already acquainted himself in front of the camera on the series, having appeared in 'The Fires of Pompeii' episode alongside David Tennant.

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Peter Capaldi Is The New Doctor Who! Scottish Actor Confirmed As New Time Lord By BBC


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Peter Capaldi has been chosen to play Doctor Who, battling off competition from hundreds of potential Time Lords to emerge as the victor and the twelfth actor to portray the iconic role. The BBC confirmed that 55-year-old will make his debut as the Doctor during this year's Christmas special, with the Glasgow-born actor due to begin filming for the show this fall.

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Capaldi was unveiled as the new Doctor last night

Capaldi, who won the Oscar for best short film in 1994, was announced as the new Time Lord during a live show presented by Zoe Ball and featuring interviews from current Doctor Matt Smith and the show's head-honcho Steven Moffat, which aired on BBC1 on Sunday (4 August) night. Until last night's show, only ten people knew of Capaldi's appointment, and as he made clear in his on-screen interview, it was an immense relief to finally have the secret out in the open at last.

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Whovians Await The Reveal Of The New Doctor, But Matt Smith Already Loves Him/Her


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Audiences might love or hate the new Doctor, after Matt Smith steps down from Doctor Who this Christmas, but the actor himself apparently loves his replacement. According to The Mirror, Smith sat down with the as-of-yet-unknown actor, codenamed Houdini and had a chat about playing the iconic character and handling the pressures of fame.

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Smith reportedly loves his successor.

According to some reports, the new actor had been cast sometime ago. It was only recently however that Smith managed to sit down with his replacement. The current DW actor shared some wisdom with his successor, suggesting that the new actor is someone of lesser fame than Smith himself. This isn’t too difficult to imagine of course, with Matt Smith having achieved international acclaim for his performance as the 11th Doctor.

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The New Dr Who Will Be Revealed This Sunday, But Who Will It Be?


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With Matt Smith's time as the Universe's most famous time altering, Tardis-flying hero, Doctor Who, coming to an end, we've all been scratching our heads over the prospect of his potential successor. Could it be a man, a woman, a lime-green half-man-half-woman? The possibilities are limitless, however the reality will be made apparent sooner than some might expect, as the BBC intends on revealing the 12th Doctor during a live show being aired this Sunday (4 August) on BBC1.

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Current Doctor Matt Smith with his sidekick Jenna Coleman and the show's head, Steven Moffat

The show, which will be presented by Zoe Ball, will feature some in-depth Doctor Who discussion, as well as interviews with current Time Lord Matt Smith and executive producer and head writer Steven Moffat, with the new Doctor's unveiling serving as the main attraction for the Who-filled evening. According to reports from the BBC, the mystery person has already been chosen following a series of rigorous screentests, organised incognito by the Beeb under the codename 'Houdini.’

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Smith On Dr. Who Exit: "What Am I Doing? Don’t Leave!"


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It would appear as though Matt Smith is getting cold feet about leaving his role as Dr. Who. The British star, 30, was speaking at the TCA "Doctor Who" panel when he admitted to feeling nervous about his impending exit.

“I have pondered [the decision to leave] on several occasions and thought I’ve made a huge mistake,” Smith said. “What am I doing? Don’t leave! I’m slightly in denial about Matt leaving,” Coleman said. “But we have quite a lot to do yet.” (L.A Times)

Smith is still set to play the Doctor in two episodes: a 50th anniversary special and the traditional Christmas episode. “It’s important we give Matt the sendoff he deserves,” producer Marcus Wilson said. “The 50th anniversary is our most ambitious episode yet, then we need to top that to give Matt a proper sendoff.”

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Matt Smith's Last Comic-Con As Doctor Who


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Doctor Who fans bade Matt Smith farewell at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. This reincarnation of The Doctor announced in June he would be leaving the show. He will continue in the role until the Christmas special, whilst his assistant, Jenna Coleman, will continue in her role as Clara Oswald.

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Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and Stephen Moffat at 72nd Annual Peabody Awards, New York. 

When Smith took to the stage a number of fans shouted in unison "thank you Matt!" In response to his fan's Smith, on his role as The Doctor, said "it changed my life and my family's life, and I'm proud and grateful to be part of it."

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Five New HD Channels For The BBC As They Ramp Up The Freeview – Bye Bye 3D


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The BBC are ringing the changes; shortly after dropping their 3D programming for the foreseeable future, they’ve decided to expand their HD capabilities. Specifically, there will be HD versions of BBC News, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBeebies and CBBC – all of which will be available over rooftop aerials via Freeview receivers as well as satellite and cable services.

"BBC One HD and BBC Two HD have already proved to be highly valued by our audiences and I'm delighted that we're able to follow this with the launch of five new subscription-free BBC HD channels by early 2014," said the BBC's director general Tony Hall. "These new channels will allow us to showcase more of our programming at its very best."

BBC One HD, BBC Two HD, ITV HD and Channel 4 HD are the only channels available on the Freeview service at the moment, with many more accessible on TV rival Sky. The news comes after the tax-funded corporation decided suspend their 3D programming for a while.

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Doctor Who Comes To Royal Albert Hall For A Grand 50th Anniversary


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One of the biggest events in television this year is the 50th anniversary of the beloved sci-fi drama Doctor Who and on Saturday, the occasion was marked by a special anniversary DW Prom, held at Royal Albert Hall. The event was massive, with a feeling of grandeur permeating every moment of the show. As with Doctor Who itself, the audience played a key part in the festivities. Many attendees expressed their love for Matt Smith’s Doctor by donning his signature red fez. Smith, who is, of course, set to leave the show at the end of the current season (after the 2013 Christmas Special) could not skip an appearance at the special event.

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In a way, the event was a final hurrah for Matt Smith.

But first, there were a number of cameos from the “classic” series. Peter Davidson, who played the 5th Doctor, came on stage to introduce a suite of music from the original Doctor Who, while Carole Ann Ford, who played the Doctor’s granddaughter Susan way back in 1963 recounted some of her most amusing experiences on the DW set. While all these festivities were going on onstage, the audience was a constant participant, as the cybermen, wandering the isles, never let the tension drop. When Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman took the stage, the audience erupted in cheers.

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Rory Kinnear As Doctor Who? Actor Admits, "I Don't Really Know What It Is"


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Rory Kinnear is unlikely to replace Matt Smith as Doctor Who, claiming he isn't exactly sure what the long-running sci-fi show is. Early this month, several bookmakers stopped taking punts on the Skyfall actor to become the new Time Lord, though Kinnear's team maintained radio silence.

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Now - apparently bemused by the speculation - the theatrical actor tells The Independent that he's never watched an episode of the BBC show and does not believe he'll be offered the job. "I don't where it came from and how these things evolve", he explained, "I haven't been and I am totally certain that I will not be asked to be the next Doctor Who. If I was an actor who was really longing to play Doctor Who, then this would be torturous, but it's a programme I've never watched, so I don't even really know what it is."

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Prince Charles And The Duchess Of Cornwall Go Sci-Fi With Trip To Dr. Who Studios


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Prince Charles took his wife Camilla to the Dr. Who Studios while on their annual summer tour in Wales. And while there, Charles tried his hand at being an evil genius, uttering the famous “Exterminate” phrase through a Dalek microphone.

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"I haven't thought about how I could weave a meeting between the Doctor and the royal family. But Prince Charles's attempt at being a Dalek was great,” said the show’s creator, Steve Moffat. "There would be a part in the show for him if he wanted it." While there is no official word on the next Dr. Who – since Matt Smith announced he would be stepping down - Rory Kinnear is the favourite for the role, so much so, that the bookies stopped taking bets on him after a flurry of support for the Skyfall star.

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Russell Brand As Doctor Who? Why Not!


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Russell Brand is the latest high profile actor/famous person to express his desire to be the new Dr. Who. The comedian, who has been in America making bad films and writing excellent articles and said he would jump at the chance to time travel and boot Cybermen in the nether regions.

“I'd love to be the Doctor,” said Brand on Absolute Radio. “I'd be like a Tom Baker one, a long scarf, flouncy, wistful, quoting occasional poems, kicking Cybermen in the nuts," he exclaimed. One thing’s for certain, he has the flamboyancy and extravagance needed for the role. "I would just travel through time pinching people's a***s. Carry on up the worm hole. Like quantum physics, so that is actually perfect.”

Oh, hang on. Hang on a minute. Matt Smith quitting his role as The Dr has not only disappointed fans of the series – Smith was a popular time lord – but it has set the rumour mill into overdrive. Ben Daniels was mooted as a possible favourite, but now rumours are suggesting it’s time for a female Dr, with Miranda Hart and Sue Perkins leading candidates.

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Samuel West Puts His Hat In For The Dr. Who Role


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Who will be the next Dr. Who? That’s the question on everybody’s lips. And if Samuel West has got anything to do with it, then it’ll be Samuel West.

The star, best known for his theatrical roles, is keen to fill the boots of the time travelling maestro. "If you’re asking whether I’d like to play Doctor Who, I absolutely would,” he explained. “I’ve always wanted to play Doctor Who. Hamlet and Doctor Who - and I’ve done Hamlet. At 46-years-old, he doesn’t think his age should put him out of contention. He said: “They can’t go on getting younger forever. Every Doctor Who, almost without exception, has been younger than the previous one. Eventually we’ll just have this glittering foetus – that’s not going to work.” His love of the show, perhaps, is why he thinks he’d bee good at it. He’s even got ideas of what the lead character should be like. “I think he should be slightly other,” Sam continued. “I remember when I first started watching it he was a little bit like a frightening grandfather and I don’t want to be a grandfather but I don’t think he should be cuddly. 'Other' is the word, he should be a bit 'other'.”

Samuel WestCan I play? Samuel West fancies a go on the tardis

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The Hunt Is On For A New Doctor Who, But Which Cultural Barrier Should The Next Time Lord Break?


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Matt Smith announced last week that he is to step down from the role that made him a household name, leaving the door open for the 12th Doctor in the show's 50 year run to step into Smith's shoes. As the 11th white actor to play the Time Lord moves on to bigger things, there is a strong demand from the public for the next Doctor to break the mould a little a bring in the first female or ethnic actor to take on the role.

The man behind the momentous return of the show, Steven Moffat, has already green-lit a change from the norm and the mounting pressure to introduce a bit of diversity on the show may prove too much for the people in charge of casting at the BBC. Still, a quick look at the odds for the next Doctor seems to indicate that things won't change too much at all, with the top odd all being designated to various white, male actors.

The top three tips for the next Time Lord are Cutting It star Ben Daniels, Irish actor Damien Molony (of Being Human fame) and Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens, with former Doctor Who sidekick Billie Piper and Kinky Boots star Chiwetel Ejiofor the favourite non-white males to take up the mantle. Neither of these two make much sense though, as having a former sidekick regenerate as a Doctor would be too weird even for the Doctor, whilst Ejiofor is frankly too good and too established an actor to make the move to television when he should really be one of the main names to take up Daniel Craig's place as James Bond or being offered Oscar-worthy roles instead.

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WHO Will Be Next Doctor Who? Place Your Bets Now!


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Matt Smith hasn't even given up his role as the Doctor in the BBC's Doctor Who yet but speculation is already rife over who will take over command of the TARDIS as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor is set to step down this Christmas, having debuted in January 2010.

William Hill have drawn up a list of odds; the most favourable, surprisingly, is for the next Doctor to be played by a female actor.

The bookies current favourite, at 10/1, is 31 year-old Russell Tovey, best known for his roles as werewolf, George Sands, in BBC drama Being Human and the character, Rudge, in both the stage and screen adaptations of The History BoysTovey took to Twitter to lament the stepping down of Smith in a statement that has fuelled speculation he might be in talk to be the next Doctor: "Sad to hear of Matt Smith's doctor departure, he truly is a superb actor and made the Doc proper.. Who's next tho eh? Who's next.. Hmmm x" Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise, jointly ranks alongside Tovey with 10/1 odds. William Hill spokesman, Rupert Adams says he thinks Grint, 24, would "be perfect for the role."

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Following Matt Smith's Exit, Dr Who Producers Are Toying With The Idea Of Introducing The First Female Doctor


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Matt Smith announced this week that he will step down from his role as the current Time Lord on the ever-popular and long-running BBC series Dr Who following the airing of this year's Christmas special. Needless to say, the show's producers are currently compiling a list of potential replacements for Smith, however there is word that they may make a surprise casting choice by hiring the first female Doctor the show has seen.

Producer and head-writer Steven Moffat will look to put his ever-lasting stamp on the show he helped return to the public zeitgeist, by introducing the historic character development. The Mirror reported the potential casting decision on Sunday (June 2), following the news the Smith was due to leave.

The paper alluded to a comment made by Moffat at the Edinburgh TV Festival in 2012 when he discussed the unpredictability of the Doctor and that having a female Time Lord is a very feasible idea. He said, “It is a part of Time Lord lore that it can happen. Who knows, the more often it is talked about the more likely it is to happen some day.”

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Regenerate! Doctor Who Replacing Matt Smith At The End Of The Current Season


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Fans of Doctor Who better say their goodbyes to the show’s star Matt Smith, who will be leaving his role at the end of the season. Smith’s Doctor will regenerate during the 2013 Christmas special and get a brand new body (or in non-Doctor Who terms, a new actor will come in to fill the role.) Smith has been playing the Doctor for the past four seasons of the show (where did the time go?) having taken over from David Tennant in 2010. As you might imagine, that wasn’t an easy transition for the fans. There is likely to be a lot of nostalgia for “the old Doctor Who” after this change as well. As for Matt Smith, he has no regrets, saying for BBC news that working on the show has been "the most brilliant experience".

This season of the show is filled with surprises and big events for the Whovian community. After the show introduced a new companion to the Doctor, played by Jenna-louise Coleman, its 50th anniversary special is due during the series’ fall season. Smith has already filmed the special episode, which will feature cameo appearances by DW alumni David Tennant and Billie Piper. Referring to his time-travelling companions, Amy (Karen Gillan), Rory (Arthur Darvill) and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman), Smith said: "It's been an honour to play this part, to follow the legacy of brilliant actors, and helm the Tardis for a spell with 'the ginger, the nose and the impossible one'. But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go..."

During the announcement of Smith’s departure, head writer Steven Moffat expressed his admiration for the youngest actor to ever play the Doctor: "Every day, on every episode, in every set of rushes, Matt Smith surprised me. The way he'd turn a line, or spin on his heels, or make something funny, or out of nowhere make me cry - I just never knew what was coming next.

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Doctor Who 50th Show Begins Filming At Tower Of London


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It looks things are getting going for the much-anticipated 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, with an iconic building from the previous Doctor Whos and the wider world at large.

That’s right, the Radio Times reports that production this week moved to the Tower Of London on the banks of the River Thames in order to get the next stage of filming under way. Aficionados will recall that the building has fictionally previously served as an HQ for Earth defence force UNIT. Apparently Jenna-Louise Coleman, Jemma Redgrave - who plays UNIT's head of scientific research - and the newest cast member Ingrid Oliver were all filming yesterday (April 9, 2013). Oliver is also known for performing with Lorna Watson as comedy double act Watson & Oliver. In addition to the stars on location this week, Matt Smith will remain as the current Doctor for the 50th anniversary special, with former Doctor and assistant David Tennant and Billie Piper respectively set to make an appearance too on this special show.

The show is being shot in 3D with the episode airing in November, with Matt Smith reckoning it was going to be incredible. Speaking to the Mirror last month he said “It will be undoubtedly the biggest and the best. And it will be one of the most exciting years for the show.”

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Original Doctor Who Director Slams Modern Show's Sexuality


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The original director of Doctor Who has criticised the modern day version of the programme for its new-found sexuality. William Hussein worked on the original version of the show, when William Hartnell played the Time Lord. In an interview with BBC Radio 4, he said “There is an element now, and I know we're living in a different era, of sexuality that has crept in.” As the show approaches its 50th anniversary show, Hussein questioned the need for a sexual slant on the show, saying “Why bring in this element when in fact you needn't have it there?”

The Time Lord is currently played by Matt Smith, who has been in the role since 2010. He is now joined by a new female companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman. Hussein is clearly not enamoured with the sexual tension between the two actors and explained that it had never been necessary in the earlier series of the show, when the likes of Peter Purves and Carole Ann Ford graced our screens. “The intriguing thing about the original person, was that you never quite knew about him and there was a mystery and an unavailability about him… Now we've just had a recent rebirth and another girl has joined us, a companion, she actually snogged him.”

The aforementioned Time Lord of yore, Peter Purves was in agreement with Hussain, as well, stating “The original series was so simple. They were very straightforward, nice linear stories that one could follow.” 

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A Stellar Cast: David Tennant Leads Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Cast


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David Tennant will lead a stellar cast for the forthcoming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special. The former Gavin & Stacey star Joanna Page will also join the cast, as will Billie Piper, who was once a Doctor Who star herself. Current stars Matt Smith, John Hurt and Jenna-Louise Colman will all appear in the special episode which is due to start filming this week, according to The Daily Mail.

Joanna Page recently gave birth to her first child and it’s not clear which role she will take, though she attended a recent read-through for the forthcoming special. Back in 2010 when it was rumoured that she may appear in Doctor Who, Joanna commented “I think I’ve got to be the only Welsh actress who has never been in Doctor Who so if someone would like me to be in Doctor Who I would love the part.”

Both the 10th (David Tennant) and 11th (Matt Smith) Time Lords will appear in the show, which will be screened in cinemas in November, according to the report. The show’s producer Steven Moffat is working hard to ensure that the content of the anniversary programme stays under wraps. “One length I've gone to which is a really good security measure - I make sure I don't get a script, because I will lose it. I forbid people to hand me one. It's on my computer under lock and key.” Matt Smith explained “It's about looking back and forward at the same time, a bit like the Doctor does. It's about celebrating everyone that's been involved with it, all the wonderful actors that have taken part before me, and it's also about looking forward.” 

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Matt Smith And Steven Moffat Talk Up Doctor Who Series 7


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Doctor Who show runner Steven Moffat and its main star Matt Smith have been bigging up the forthcoming series ahead of the debut airing of its first episode on March 30th on BBC 1.

Moffat has promised a more action-packed Who than ever, with tips of the hat to the likes of James Bond expected in the first episode, set in London. "We thought let's do it as a proper London thriller, as close as you can get – given that Doctor Who is mad – to James Bond," said Steven Moffat at a special screening of the episode, according to The Guardian. "The Doctor can never be Bond or Bourne – but if he tried it might look a bit like this."

Following his lead, the ever enthusiastic Matt Smith commented "We've got a submarine, we've got the ice warriors, we've got the Cybermen back in new guise. We've got Neil Gaiman writing a script, and we've got Diana Rigg playing an old hag – but brilliantly, with great charm and sexiness and grace." The new Who also sees the official debut of Clara – played by Jenna-Louise Coleman – though she’s appeared in various incarnations over the previous series. "I suppose this is take three and this is the Clara that we'll be with for the next episodes," said Coleman. "But with all of the Claras there's kind of an essence that's the same throughout." Smith added "Having got his grieving … out of the way, I think [Clara] has re-ignited his curiosity in the universe and given him his mojo back."

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Dr Who Star Matt Smith Cast In Ryan Gosling's 'How To Catch A Monster'


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Doctor Who star Matt Smith has been cast in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How To Catch A Monster, The Guardian reports. The movie will be written by Drive star Gosling, with Christina Hendricks and Eva Mendes already cast. Hendricks plays the role of Billy, a mother of two who finds herself entering a “macabre underworld” when her teenage son Bones discovers a secret road, which leads to an underwater town.

What results will be something betwixt a modern fairytale and a film noir fantasy. The film’s synopsis reveals “Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.” Not much else is known, at least not publicly, about the film and it’s not clear what role Matt Smith will play, though it’s understood he will be the male lead. Though Eva Mendes (Gosling’s girlfriend) is said to be attached to the movie, her role is also not known, as yet. Smith recently finished his third series of Doctor Who and will begin filming How To Catch A Monster in the Spring.

It looks as though Matt may well be following in the footsteps of Benedict Cumberbatch, an equally ‘quintessentially British’ actor making a name for himself in Hollywood. It’s a pretty big deal for Smith to have landed the role in Gosling’s movie, which has been attracting attention since it was announced back in August. And of course, having played Doctor Who, he’s plenty of expertise when it comes to dealing with monsters. 

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Dr Who Isn't Just For Christmas; It's For 2013, Too


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Everyone knows the Dr Who Christmas special is a family affair; a festive institution; a tradition, a right of passage. But it's pertinent to know, according to Steven Moffat, anyway, that Dr Who will dominate 2013. 

"They are immense, they are considerable," he promised. "[The episodes] will be full of tremendous surprises. But they wouldn't be surprises if I accidentally said them now, would they? But I promise you," he continued, "we're going to take over television. Trust me. You will know [what the link is between the two] eventually. You are going to get the answer but as ever on Doctor Who, we make you wait a little bit longer." 'The Snowmen' will air on BBC One on December 25 at 5.15pm, with eight more Doctor Who episodes confirmed to follow in 2013. Moffat added, in his interview with SFX, that there are "No two-parters, so they're all standalone stories. And they are all huge - there isn't the budget-saver episode. I don't know how we've done this. Possibly we'll find out at the end when we'll have no money left and will have to go to prison..." Intriguing...

There's probably nothing more sinister, and destructive to the innocent brains of children, that killer snowmen, but the modern versions of Dr Who - played by Matt Smith, have proved to be immensely popular, and don't shy away from scare-fests, even in holiday season. Especially in holiday season, in fact. 

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Could Doctor Who Christmas Special Be The Best Episode Yet?


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The Doctor Who Christmas special - set to air on Christmas Day - features new music, new titles, a new costume and a sleek new Tardis, according to The Guardian. Writer Steven Moffat has promised plenty of surprises in the forthcoming episode, which stars Matt Smith's new sidekick Jenna-Louise Coleman.

"They [the new episodes] are immense, they are considerable and they will be full of tremendous surprises," said Moffat at a special preview of the Christmas episode, "We're not going to tell you [any details] but I promise we're going to take over television, trust me." It appears to be an ambitious instalment of the long-running drama - a 60 minute special featuring a seasonal splash of romance and Richard E. Grant, among others. Set in Victorian London, the episode follows the Doctor as he grieves the loss of Amy and Rory, though meets Clara (Colman) - his new companion. "I felt like I was on a blind date for a while . it's like putting two people together, 'Oh I know someone you'll really get on with - now go on and save the world," the former Emmerdale actress said of joining the cast. In other Doctor Who news, Moffat ruled out that Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock would ever share screen time with the Time Lord, "The doctor would just be furious because there would be someone else clever and tall in the room, and that's his job.Can you imagine it? They'd just stand there and sulk at each other," he said.

Doctor Who: The Snowmen airs on Christmas Day, 5.15pm, BBC1.

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